Firefighters capture video of Prius swept away by mudslide

A member of the Burbank Firefighters Local 778 shared footage of a car floating down the street

By FireRescue1 Staff

BURBANK, Calif. — A fire department shared a video of a car being swept away during the California mudslide.

FOX5 reported that Burbank Firefighters Local 778 shared footage of a car careening down the street with the caption “Urban Prius bobsledding in Burbank!”

The owner of the car, Desionne Franklin, was inside the Prius with his girlfriend at the time of the video. They were trying to escape before the mudslide caught up with them.

“I could hear a rumbling and the rain was coming down hard and I said ‘we gotta go now,’” Franklin said. “The steering wheel was shaking and we could feel boulders and rocks underneath us. The brakes didn’t work. My girlfriend was screaming ‘go go go.’”

“What you can’t see in that video is the panic inside,” Franklin added. “We know we are lucky this turned out to be a positive story.”


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